Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. Associations are finding themselves in an environment that is increasingly diverse, unstable, and competitive.

Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Associations Now

If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. You’re sitting in your office when you get a call: An outside organization or individual wants to host a fundraiser for your association.

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Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. This is the biggest mistake we see associations make every day. Volunteers have “real jobs”; volunteers have families, volunteers have other interests AND volunteers aren’t getting paid to do their “Association job”. What are some things that can be done within the association framework to change this paradigm and create accountability?

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event

Protech

After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

It is not inappropriate to blame previous Democratic administrations for relaxing lending guidelines under Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. Challenge Management, Inc.

How to Get a Handle on Your Digital Workplace

Delcor

You work in the Marketing department of a small professional association. However, as you start trying to figure out how to reply to your colleague via Teams chat, your manager is simultaneously sending you chat messages via Skype for Business to find out the status of the same email campaign.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Association]. Event Management. (1).

10 Rules for Successfully Building Non-Dues Revenue from Your Industry Suppliers

Association Unbound

Here are 10 rules that have guided my efforts throughout my association career to maximize revenue from industry suppliers in both down and up economies. I have found them to be effective regardless of type of association or buying power of its members, and they should work for your organization also. How-to Association Management Guidelines Marketing Supplier relations

Membership Q&A: What’s the Most Effective Renewal Cycle?

Spark Consulting

There are some good guidelines, which we’ll go over in a minute, but really, you have to test different options and, more importantly, PAY ATTENTION to what happens. Last week, I taught ASAE’s Association Management Week Membership Development class, and one of the participants, who works for an association with lots of student members, mentioned that her association is doing an increasing amount of communications via text.

Red Flags and ADA Requirements: Are You Up to Date?

Off Stage

In this article she calls our attention to two areas of concern for associations: the new Red Flag rule, and additions to ADA claims which will affect all of us. In our type of jobs as association managers, it is easy for new laws and policies slip through our fingers. NAR has suggested guidelines for writing a plan: [link]. The American Medical Association earlier this summer concluded that obesity is a disease, not a condition. General Association Management

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. By focusing on digital engagements and online opportunities, your association can still provide value to your members.

Quit Comparing: Creating Content that Works for Your Association

AMR Management Services

Content Marketing for Nonprofits & Associations by Becky Rasmussen. "So, This was the question raised as we neared the close of a 3-hour session on content marketing for associations. As an association professional, she understood the importance of content marketing - she wouldn't have been there if she didn't. Defining our association content strategy solely by the tools we use would be like a company defining its entire ad campaign solely by the media buys.

SCD Group: Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs. Here are some articles you and others on your association management team should consider as “must reads” for association staff. to be sure that your association is helping more than selling! A feeling of strong connection to the association. A belief that the association enhances credibility. Pages.

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Work from Home

SBI

However, the COVID-19 pandemic found many organizations, associations, and companies abruptly forced into uncharted territory. Having clear guidelines about when to start work and when to call it a day helps maintain work/life balance. Bonus Tip: Set Guidelines in Shared Spaces.

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Thinking Outside Of The Box

Moving through the Association World

Everyone in association management knows this can be difficult as committee members are spread out, so virtual meetings are a must. Using an online file folder I created a folder for each applicant and gave each committee member access to that file, which also included a copy of the vetting guidelines and a grading form. Certification General Technology association management Go Daddy Joe Sapp Outside the Box

4 Tips for Nonprofit Associations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SBI

Your Association Could Be Impacted by the Coronavirus. While public health officials and public policy experts continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), one thing is clear: The illness could have a serious impact on conferences, meetings, and entire associations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.

7 Key Things That Should Be on Your HOA Vision Board In 2020

AMG

Upcoming Proposed Changes in Regulations or Proposed Legal Changes That May Impact HOAs Homeowners Associations nationwide should stay up to date on legal changes that could impact your HOA. Ways to Develop and Sustain Community Involvement in the Association.

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now

Spark Consulting

In 18+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. My very first Big Task at my very first association Real Job way back in 1997 was to complete an association management software system selection. management RFPsReposting this (slightly edited) Thanks for Playing classic, because this topic has come up recently on ASAE’s Collaborate online community.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

While not legally binding, Japan has developed its own accessibility guidelines. . Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . For associations and member organizations, however, that can be a big challenge. . When President George H.W.

Rules of Engagement

SocialFish

As your association’s community and/or social media manager you spend a lot of time online bouncing between the association’s sites and its third party websites. Perhaps your association should consider using Creative Commons for some items.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

Takeaways from Humainze

Eric Lanke

They include: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning Inspired by a take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Leadership

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012

Eric Lanke

The Mind of the Community An exploration of how associations can develop a deeper understanding of their members, and a plea to tear down the wall that many organizations build between their staff and their membership. Associations

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

Eric Lanke: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning

Eric Lanke

Association executive and author. This will probably be the first of several posts describing the thoughts it provokes for how I am and should be running my association. I need to stop calling what my association does strategic planning. Association management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. Associations Books Read

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Eric Lanke

It was inspired by the take-down of strategic planning in Humanize , and in it I pledge to stop using that term to describe the messy, constantly evolving process my association uses to determine our direction and set our objectives. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations

A Kick-Ass Community Manager Q&A

Higher Logic

It's time to get those community management challenges addressed. This year marked our second annual expert panel of kick-ass community managers, who all agree: communities are here to stay and offer the best engagement for members. The Kick-Ass Community Managers.

Friday Buzz: Did Google Open Up the SEO Floodgates?

Associations Now

Also: How to manage scope creep when dealing with an AMS installation. “Ideally, if you 301 redirect a page to an exact copy of that page, and the only thing that changes is the URL, then in theory you may expect no traffic loss with these new guidelines,” Shepard wrote.

A Modern Value Proposition for Today's Association ? GrowGlobally.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. A Modern Value Proposition for Today’s Association. GRI has become the global leader in sustainability reporting with its G3 Guidelines. Association Management.

Do the Right Thing: A Conversation About Ethics

Associations Now

About This Series This week, Associations Now hosts a series of guest posts on the core principles of the ASAE Standards of Conduct , with accompanying video interviews. The post Do the Right Thing: A Conversation About Ethics appeared first on Associations Now

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships. He says, “Association leaders, the time to experiment is right now.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Dave Lutz of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting says conferences are missing the boat by offering mostly novice or intermediate content. Does your association have a blind spot on this one?

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